Digital Pressure Sensor features low power consumption.

Press Release Summary:

Model MS5607-B features conversion rate of 0.6 msec at 8-bit resolution to 8.3 msec at 24-bit resolution. Current consumption is 0.9 µA at one conversion/sec at 8 bit resolution to 12.5 µA at 24-bit. Measuring 3 x 5 mm and with height profiles of 1.8 and 1.0 mm available, device is designed for precision pressure measurements in 10-1,300 mbar range. Available in surface-mount 8-pin RoHS-compliant package, pre-calibrated module communicates via 4-wire SPI or 2-wire I2C interface.

Original Press Release:

Industry's Highest Resolution Miniature Digital Pressure Sensor Module with Ultra-low Power Consumption

Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), has just released for production, the Model MS5607-B digital pressure sensor featuring 24-bit resolution and the industry's lowest current consumption. This device also features a fast conversion rate of 0.6 ms at 8-bit resolution to 8.3 ms at 24-bit resolution. Current consumption of 0.9 µA at one conversion per second (8-bit) to 12.5 µA (24-bit) and resolution selection per conversion enables optimum application-specific power-performance trade-offs to be realized.

This device is optimized for ultra-high precision pressure measurements in the 10 to 1300 mbar range allowing development of personal navigation (PND), personal location devices (PLD), smart-phone inertial-navigation, in-building navigation and social alarm applications down to 5 cm.

"New generations of personal consumer devices require increasingly sophisticated sensor capabilities without compromising on device portability and autonomy" said Robert Whittaker, Business Development and Sales at Measurement Specialties Pressure Products facility in Bevaix, Switzerland. "The MS5607-B incorporates over ten years of experience in the development and manufacture of high-performance MEMS pressure sensor modules and features zero external component count and small footprint (3 x 5 mm) - an ideal choice for new or updated designs."

The MS5607-B is part of Measurement Specialties complete range of digital pressure modules, which offer industry-leading performance, size and measurement stability. The devices measure 3 x 5 mm and are available in height profiles of 1.8 mm and 1.0 mm. The modules communicate via a four-wire SPI or two-wire I2C interface, and are delivered pre-calibrated in a surface-mount 8-pin RoHS-compliant package.

Pricing and Availability

The MS5607-BP product (order code 325607001) is available immediately in sample quantities and is priced at $5.75 in quantities of 1000 units. 10K pricing available from $3.85 to $4.10. For higher volume, factory quotations are available. The delivery form is tape-on-reel (4000 units per reel). Measurement Specialties offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Product specifications can be downloaded from, while volume pricing, and delivery quotes as well as evaluation kits and samples are available by contacting:

About Measurement Specialties

Measurement Specialties, Inc. designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems. The Company produces a wide variety of sensors and transducers to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, force, vibration, position, humidity and photo optics. Measurement Specialties uses multiple advanced technologies - including piezoresistive, electro-optic, electro-magnetic, capacitive, application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), piezoelectric polymers and strain gauges - to engineer sensors that operate precisely and cost effectively.

Company Name: Measurement Specialaties, Inc

Address 1: 1000 Lucas Way

City: Hampton

State: VA

Zip: 23666

Country: USA

Phone: 757-766-1500


Contact Name: Robert Whittaker

Title: Business Development Manager


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